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In Pokémon GO, some Pokémon are exclusive to certain parts of the world and can’t be found anywhere else. These Pokémon are called Region Exclusive Pokémon and there is currently 37 confirmed region-exclusive Pokémon species.

This page lists all region locked Pokémon with the locations where they can be found.

List of Regional Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Regional Pokémon
Pokémon Location
Farfetch'd South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong
Kangaskhan Australia
Mr. Mime Europe
Tauros The United States and Southern Canada
Heracross Central and Southern American Regions
Corsola Between 31N and 26S Latitudes (Coastal Regions only)
Plusle Worldwide (Formerly North and South Americas and Africa)
Minun Worldwide (Formerly Europe, Asia, and Australia)
Volbeat Europe, Asia, and Australia
Illumise North and South Americas and Africa
Torkoal Western Asian and South-Eastern Asian Regions
Zangoose Europe, Asia, and Australia
Seviper North and South Americas and Africa
Lunatone North and South Americas and Africa
Solrock Europe, Asia, and Australia
Tropius African and Middle-eastern Regions
Relicanth New Zealand and Oceania
Pachirisu Arctic Hemisphere Regions(Parts of Canada, Alaska, and Russia)
Chatot Southern Hemisphere
Carnivine Southeastern United States
Shellos Shellos West Sea (pink) is found in the Western Hemisphere while Shellos East Sea (blue) is found in the Eastern Hemisphere
Mime Jr. Europe (5 km eggs)
Uxie Asia-Pacific
Mesprit Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa
Azelf North and South Americas and Greenland
Pansage Asia-Pacific Region
Pansear Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Panpour North and South Americas, and Greenland
Sawk Europe, Asia and Australia
Throh North and South Americas, and Africa
Basculin The Red-Striped Form is found in the Eastern HemisphereThe Blue-Striped Form is found in the Western Hemisphere
Maractus Mexico, Central America and South America
Sigilyph Egypt and Greece
Bouffalant New York and surrounding areas
Heatmor Western Hemisphere
Durant Eastern Hemisphere
Klefki France

How to get Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Tauros and Mr.Mime in Pokémon GO?

Generation 1 Regional Pokémon are common spawns found in the wild, but only in their respective regions. There’s nothing special to know about finding them, they are commonly available in parks, urban and similar areas.

  • Farfetch’d → South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong
  • Kangaskhan → Australia
  • Mr. Mime → Europe
  • Tauros → The United States and Southern Canada

How to get Heracross and Corsola in Pokémon Go?

Generation 2 Regional Pokémon are a bit harder to catch than Gen 1 Regionals, mostly because Corsola has specific spawning conditions. It spawns 1 to 2 miles of the coast, and only between specific geographical latitudes (tropic zone)

  • Heracross → everywhere in South America
  • Corsola → between 31N and 26S Latitudes, water areas near the coast


What Makes a Pokémon a Regional?

As Niantic has released more Pokémon into the world for us to search for, some Pokémon have been harder to find due to being in specific areas of the globe, requiring dedicated trainers to travel to obtain these otherwise elusive Pokémon.

With the COVID-19 global pandemic taking over the world in 2020, travelling to other parts of the globe is often frowned upon. Naturally, meeting your fellow trainers from other countries has also turned into a challenge per se and as such, getting regional Pokémon is just not as easy as it was.

That being said, Niantic has announced the arrival of Gen 6 Pokémon into the game starting December 2, 2020.

The announcement of a new generation of Pokémon naturally brings in new regionals to the forefront. With the positivity and hopes that the Kalos region is about to bring to Pokémon Go, let us carry the same hope in being able to catch the latest regional Pokémon ASAP!

With that being said, let’s find out about the regional Pokémon in the game!

Regional Pokémon
Regional Pokémon
Regional Pokémon

Gen 6 Changes

The first wave of Gen 6 Pokémon has already added a regional into the game: Klefki, being exclusive to France. This is quite understandable as the Kalos region is based off France.

Does this mean that we will see more Gen 6 Pokémon exclusive to France?

It is worth noting that Gen 6 is the smallest generation of Pokémon with only 72 new monsters added from this region. As such, we better hope that there aren’t too many regionals in Gen 6 of Pokémon Go.

Pokémon Go is transforming. Or should we say, evolving!

With tons of updates here and there and loads to look forward to in 2021, we hope that trainers are able to have better access to regionals in the course of the game.

After all, we gotta catch ’em all!

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.